My treatment philosophy is to be the best listener I can be in order to hear all of the medical and emotional needs of my patients. I also strive to use humor to make the patient experience more relaxed and enjoyable.
My personal interests include long distance running, tennis, golf, softball, and basketball. I also enjoy reading non fiction, traveling, and going to sporting events.
Conditions & Procedures
Neurologic complications of cancer,
Tumor in the Central Nervous System (Brain or Spine)
Thorough & compassionate experience.
ONLY ISSUE ADDRESSED WAS MEDICATION. I THOUGHT THAT BEING A FIRST TIME VISIT MORE ATTENTION WOULD HAVE BEEN FOCUSSED ON NEUROPATHY ITSELF, SINCE I HAD IT IN LEGS FOR YEARS BEFORE HAVING CHEMO. I ONLY MENTION THIS BECAUSE I SAT IN ON SEVERAL VISITS MY HUSBAND HAD WITH A NEUROLOGIST LAST YEAR IN CALIFORNIA.
Very good as always
I feel so supported by the office of Dr. Merrell. When I message them, they are quick to get back to me. When i have a question, Dr. Merrell takes the time to explain things until I have a good understanding of whatever we're talking about.
While we are in tough times with communicating in general. The video conferences have not diminished the ability to have very informative conversations. Dr. Merrell and his team made my wife and I very comfortable and were very detailed in learning about the path ahead. As I've stated on other surveys, this is consistent at every level of my care team from my PCP to the journey through my surgery and care that followed. Outstanding!!
Dr. Merrell is always kind, concerned and helpful when I see him via the Internet or in person.
Dr Merrel is very professional and caring
It was almost 91/2 years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It was then that I met Dr. Merrell. He was terrific from our 1st meeting. I felt like I won the doctor lottery. Great guy, great doctor, great team of people with him. I hope I never have the occasion to, but I would recommend him to anyone.
very concerned: very professional!!!
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